Sunday, May 05, 2013

How peer review impedes science

Counterintuitive hypotheses are your trademark. What are the challenges?

When I [Jaroslav Flegr] send papers to top journals, they’re often rejected out of hand by editors, without any formal review. The danger of making interesting claims—like when I said that Darwinian theory is not quite correct and can be improved—is that you won’t be considered a serious scientist.

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